Founding Dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis
Dr. Paul Halverson is the founding dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Prior to this position at Indiana University, he served as State Health Officer and Director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Halverson served in senior management roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including serving as senior advisor in the Office of Strategy and Innovation; senior scientist and director of the Division of Public Health Systems Development and Research; director of CDC’s World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Public Health; and director of the National Public Health Performance Standards program. Before joining CDC, Dr. Halverson served as the senior health policy advisor for the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources. Dr. Halverson began his career in health administration and has fifteen years of experience as a hospital and health system executive, working in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and mid-Michigan. Dr. Halverson holds a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in health services administration from Arizona State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.